The first table below looks at the demand for REST skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited REST over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the City of London region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 102 118 179
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +61
Contract jobs citing REST 106 97 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.81% 1.36% 0.68%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.22% 4.58% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 74 43
Average daily rate
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£431 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £329 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.03 £37.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+0.72% -3.20%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1704 2117 2186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.13% 29.77% 27.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1268 1632 1701
Average daily rate £440 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £324
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 24 16
Average hourly rate £45.00 £41.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +27.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
REST
London

REST
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing REST across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

REST Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

REST
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing REST across the City of London region.

REST Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

REST
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing REST across the City of London region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

REST Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

REST
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing REST across the City of London region.

REST Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing REST also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited REST.

1 87 (43.94%) Java
2 84 (42.42%) Web Services
3 83 (41.92%) SOAP
4 69 (34.85%) HTML
5 67 (33.84%) TDD
6 62 (31.31%) JavaScript
7 60 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
8 59 (29.80%) Scrum
9 58 (29.29%) XML
10 54 (27.27%) JSON
11 47 (23.74%) .NET
12 46 (23.23%) CSS
13 45 (22.73%) BDD
14 43 (21.72%) C#
15 40 (20.20%) OO
15 40 (20.20%) SOA
16 36 (18.18%) Finance
16 36 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
17 35 (17.68%) Ajax
17 35 (17.68%) SQL
18 33 (16.67%) jQuery
19 32 (16.16%) HTTP
20 29 (14.65%) SQL Server
21 28 (14.14%) Banking
21 28 (14.14%) HTML5
22 27 (13.64%) QA
22 27 (13.64%) Spring
22 27 (13.64%) Ruby
22 27 (13.64%) MVC
22 27 (13.64%) MySQL

REST
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing REST also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited REST. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (4.55%) Node.js
2 8 (4.04%) WebLogic
3 7 (3.54%) IIS
4 6 (3.03%) WebSphere
5 5 (2.53%) Apache
5 5 (2.53%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (2.02%) Adobe CQ
6 4 (2.02%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.01%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.01%) SAS
7 2 (1.01%) ColdFusion
7 2 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.01%) FileNet
7 2 (1.01%) Apache Solr
7 2 (1.01%) Confluence
7 2 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.51%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 6 (3.03%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.02%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.52%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.01%) MS Office
5 1 (0.51%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 3 (1.52%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.01%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.51%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.53%) PaaS
3 4 (2.02%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (2.02%) SaaS
4 3 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.51%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.51%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 32 (16.16%) HTTP
2 9 (4.55%) SSL
3 8 (4.04%) TCP/IP
4 7 (3.54%) Internet
5 3 (1.52%) LDAP
5 3 (1.52%) VoIP
5 3 (1.52%) DNS
6 2 (1.01%) 2G
6 2 (1.01%) BIG-IP
6 2 (1.01%) Wireshark
6 2 (1.01%) tcpdump
6 2 (1.01%) 4G
6 2 (1.01%) FTP
6 2 (1.01%) 3G
6 2 (1.01%) Firewall
7 1 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.51%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.51%) SNMP
7 1 (0.51%) SSH
7 1 (0.51%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (14.65%) SQL Server
2 27 (13.64%) MySQL
3 22 (11.11%) MongoDB
4 19 (9.60%) Relational Database
5 17 (8.59%) NoSQL
6 11 (5.56%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (4.04%) SQLite
8 7 (3.54%) Oracle Database
8 7 (3.54%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (2.53%) Neo4j
9 5 (2.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.52%) RDBMS
11 3 (1.52%) Big Data
11 3 (1.52%) Redis
12 2 (1.01%) Hadoop
12 2 (1.01%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 26 (13.13%) Subversion
2 22 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 18 (9.09%) Cucumber
4 16 (8.08%) Maven
5 13 (6.57%) Selenium
6 11 (5.56%) Jenkins
7 9 (4.55%) JUnit
8 8 (4.04%) Visual Studio
8 8 (4.04%) Eclipse
9 7 (3.54%) JIRA
9 7 (3.54%) SoapUI
9 7 (3.54%) Capybara
10 6 (3.03%) SpecFlow
11 5 (2.53%) Robotium
11 5 (2.53%) Calabash
11 5 (2.53%) eggPlant
11 5 (2.53%) Ant
11 5 (2.53%) JBehave
11 5 (2.53%) WebDriver
12 4 (2.02%) NUnit
General
1 36 (18.18%) Finance
2 28 (14.14%) Banking
3 9 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.04%) Marketing
5 7 (3.54%) Investment Banking
6 6 (3.03%) Front Office
7 4 (2.02%) Back Office
7 4 (2.02%) Games
8 3 (1.52%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.52%) Legal
8 3 (1.52%) Advertising
9 2 (1.01%) Publishing
9 2 (1.01%) Retail
10 1 (0.51%) Billing
10 1 (0.51%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 120 (60.61%) Developer
2 32 (16.16%) Java Developer
3 27 (13.64%) Senior Developer
4 26 (13.13%) Architect
5 20 (10.10%) .NET Developer
6 11 (5.56%) Lead Developer
7 10 (5.05%) Analyst
7 10 (5.05%) Web Developer
7 10 (5.05%) iOS Developer
8 9 (4.55%) Software Engineer
8 9 (4.55%) Senior .NET Developer
9 8 (4.04%) C# Developer
10 7 (3.54%) PHP Developer
11 6 (3.03%) Enterprise Architect
12 5 (2.53%) Senior Java Developer
12 5 (2.53%) UI Developer
12 5 (2.53%) Technical Architect
12 5 (2.53%) Software Developer
12 5 (2.53%) C# .NET Developer
12 5 (2.53%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (42.42%) Web Services
2 83 (41.92%) SOAP
3 69 (34.85%) HTML
4 58 (29.29%) XML
5 54 (27.27%) JSON
6 47 (23.74%) .NET
7 46 (23.23%) CSS
8 35 (17.68%) Ajax
9 33 (16.67%) jQuery
10 28 (14.14%) HTML5
11 27 (13.64%) Spring
12 24 (12.12%) JMS
13 23 (11.62%) WCF
14 22 (11.11%) ASP.NET
14 22 (11.11%) CSS3
15 21 (10.61%) Java EE
16 17 (8.59%) Hibernate
16 17 (8.59%) Middleware
17 16 (8.08%) ASP.NET Web API
18 13 (6.57%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.59%) Open Source
2 14 (7.07%) Mobile App
3 8 (4.04%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.53%) Visualisation
5 4 (2.02%) Data Integration
5 4 (2.02%) Social Media
5 4 (2.02%) Mobile Banking
5 4 (2.02%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.52%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.52%) Online Banking
6 3 (1.52%) Taxonomies
6 3 (1.52%) Hedge funds
6 3 (1.52%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.01%) FMCG
7 2 (1.01%) iPhone
7 2 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.01%) Life Science
7 2 (1.01%) Derivative
7 2 (1.01%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.01%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 27 (13.64%) Linux
2 18 (9.09%) Apple iOS
3 17 (8.59%) UNIX
4 16 (8.08%) Windows
5 15 (7.58%) Android
6 5 (2.53%) Mac OS X
7 3 (1.52%) Windows Phone
8 2 (1.01%) Windows Phone 7
8 2 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.51%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.51%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (33.84%) TDD
2 60 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (29.80%) Scrum
4 45 (22.73%) BDD
5 40 (20.20%) OO
5 40 (20.20%) SOA
6 36 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
7 27 (13.64%) MVC
8 18 (9.09%) Unit Testing
9 17 (8.59%) Software Engineering
10 15 (7.58%) Web Development
10 15 (7.58%) Test Automation
11 12 (6.06%) iOS Development
11 12 (6.06%) Kanban
11 12 (6.06%) Configuration Management
11 12 (6.06%) Project Management
11 12 (6.06%) E-Commerce
11 12 (6.06%) UML
12 9 (4.55%) Content Management
12 9 (4.55%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 87 (43.94%) Java
2 62 (31.31%) JavaScript
3 43 (21.72%) C#
4 35 (17.68%) SQL
5 27 (13.64%) Ruby
6 18 (9.09%) PHP
7 10 (5.05%) C++
8 9 (4.55%) Python
9 8 (4.04%) C
9 8 (4.04%) Scala
10 7 (3.54%) Objective-C
10 7 (3.54%) Perl
11 6 (3.03%) PL/SQL
11 6 (3.03%) XPath
12 5 (2.53%) T-SQL
13 4 (2.02%) Shell Script
13 4 (2.02%) Groovy
14 3 (1.52%) XQuery
14 3 (1.52%) VB.NET
15 2 (1.01%) XAML
Qualifications
1 15 (7.58%) Degree
2 10 (5.05%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.03%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.01%) CTC Cleared
4 2 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.51%) ISEB
5 1 (0.51%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (13.64%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.52%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.51%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 7 (3.54%) Puppet
2 5 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.01%) Vagrant
3 2 (1.01%) Control-M
3 2 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.51%) Capistrano
4 1 (0.51%) Nagios
4 1 (0.51%) WMI
Vendors
1 18 (9.09%) Oracle
2 14 (7.07%) JBoss
2 14 (7.07%) Microsoft
3 9 (4.55%) Adobe
4 8 (4.04%) Apple
5 5 (2.53%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (2.53%) Google
5 5 (2.53%) IBM
5 5 (2.53%) Sybase
6 3 (1.52%) StreamServe
6 3 (1.52%) Cerillion
6 3 (1.52%) TIBCO
7 2 (1.01%) Akamai
7 2 (1.01%) F5
7 2 (1.01%) Sun
7 2 (1.01%) Splunk
7 2 (1.01%) HP
7 2 (1.01%) Informatica
7 2 (1.01%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.01%) Talend
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